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2016 Grants | Community Foundation for Kingston & Area

2016 Grants

$375,769 granted to 65 agencies

Fall 2016 Community Grants

Arts & Culture

Cantabile Choirs of Kingston – $3,293

Projectors for Rehearsal Room

From the Tragically Hip Community Fund and the Neil Currie Davis Fund

Cantabile wishes to purchase and install equipment in its rehearsal room to allow for projection of scores, reading exercises and video clips which will assist the choristers in learning music fundamentals, developing musical ear and literacy, improving sight-reading and score study, and exploring the connection of body to freedom of sound. The projector will assist with the promotion of the organization and enhance meetings, presentations and lectures.

County of Frontenac – Fairmount Home – $7,400

History of Expression (Anikeyadjimodjog Megwehi Anh)

From the Theda Anderson Fund and the Larry Gibson Community Fund

‘History Through Expression’ is an integrated arts program to honour Canada’s 150th year. Residents will be engaged in self-expression by making hand drums, being educated in aboriginal culture, storytelling, having fun with theatre games, mime and props, learning seated dances and joining in song. This program, hosted by Fairmount Home, will culminate in a presentation to celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday, opening the door for future programs of this nature.

Kingston School of Art – $2,698

Community Studio

From the Edward Ratcliffe Fund

The Community Studio project will make the two studios at the Kingston School of Art available to community artists during non-class times. This project will provide artists with a shared space in which they can pursue their creative interests, interact and learn from each other, and form community, facilitated through the provision of storage facilities for their art materials.

Melos Music Society – $3,485

Baroque Idol Expanded

From the Edward Ratcliffe Fund and the Ellen Shepherd Community Fund

Baroque Idol: Melos invites local singers to perform for audience and judges, competing for cash prizes.  First prize includes a solo performance with Melos.  New this year: “Baroque Masters”, for adults 40+.  One workshop day, the week before competition, offered to finalists to receive coaching by Early Music specialists, open to public to audit.  Singers will learn Baroque Bel Canto technique and ornamentation; accompanists learn harpsichord and continuo technique.

Modern Fuel Artist-Run Centre – $5,976

Digital Mapping and the Politics of Place

From the Ruth and Stu Barton Community Fund, The McNevin Family Fund and the Eddie Bak Memorial Fund

Digital Mapping and the Politics of Place will engage with our local arts community and broader public through workshops, talks and walking tours that explore the intersecting issues of race, geography and marginalization. A co-presentation of SAVAC and Modern Fuel, this project seeks to connect artist-in-residence Hiba Ali with Kingston-based artists to promote a dialogue around community-oriented and socially-engaged arts practices.

Children’s Mental Health

Youth Diversion – $25,328

Addiction Literacy Program

From the Sunnyside Children’s Fund

Thanks to a one time grant from the Community Foundation for Kingston & Area, Youth Diversion will be introducing elementary students in grade 6, 7 and 8 throughout KFLA to addictions literacy.  This six week early intervention program delivered by KAIROS addictions counsellors will focus on building resiliency and increasing the capacity for students to understand the impacts of drugs and alcohol.  At the same time addressing a need for addiction supports in our elementary schools.

Community Development

H’art Centre of Smiles Inc. – $4,000

Seeing The Music

From the Alcan Endowment Fund

H’art Centre will initiate and support a choir of up to 30 youth, adults and seniors who are blind or partially sighted under the guidance of a professional musician. The twice-weekly preparation and rehearsal sessions will culminate in three celebratory performances featuring two informative talk-back sessions in April 2017.

Music Mates Inc. –$4,890

Dalcroze Music for DSAK

From the Helping Hands for Those with Disabilities Fund

Dalcroze Eurythmics has the unique ability to access innate tendencies of individuals with special needs by building on their abilities in a natural, non-threatening setting.  Essentially, Dalcroze develops coordination through musical experiences.  Participants naturally become inclined to complete specific instructions by first engaging in the musical experience and then coming to an understanding of what they have accomplished.

Education & Literacy

K3C Counselling Centres – $15,353

Youth Financial Literacy Program

From the Marion Myer Opportunity Fund, the Elisabeth Heney Fund for Literacy, The Bill and Nancy Gray Fund, The Larry Gibson Community Fund and the Tragically Hip Community Fund

K3C Counselling Centres is excited to offer youth between the ages of 15-24, FREE budgeting and money management workshops. We will look at how to live within our means, manage student loan debt, credit cards, and plan for larger purchases like a car or home. Participants will also receive a TOOL KIT containing practical everyday resources. Contact us at 613.549.7850 to register and get on the right track FROM THE START.

Spelling Bee of Canada (Kingston Chapter) – $1,197

Outreach for Kingston Regional Spelling Bee

From the Kingston Whig Standard Literacy Fund

The Kingston Region Spelling Bee organizes a local competition every year for students aged 6 to 14. Trophies and cash prizes are awarded to the top three spellers in the three age categories. The first-place winner in each category proceeds to the provincial competition of Spelling Bee of Canada in Toronto. Students will meet other spelling enthusiasts, participate in fun mock spelling bees, learn spelling tips and tricks, and develop confidence in public speaking.


Cycle Kingston, Inc. – $3,172

Banner Signs for Safe Cycling Circuits

From the Alcan Endowment Fund

Cycle Kingston will design and produce small, portable banners to identify stations of its Safe Cycling Circuits. The banners will show participants how to proceed through the course, and emphasize the skills being learned, as well as brand the activity in a professional manner.

Health & Social Services

Diocese of Ontario Refugee Support – $8,670

Kingston Refugee Oral Health Initiative

From the Richard Moorehouse Community Fund, the Peter Hartel Fund and the Smart & Caring Community Fund

Kingston Refugee Oral Health Initiative embeds at the local level the compassionate response of Canadians to the refugee crisis by providing funds for dental care. Most refugees have not had access to dental care for many years. Dental pain is an obstacle to language study, volunteering and employment, and social integration more broadly. This project will fund dental work not covered by existing sources of support and enable a healthy start to life in Kingston.

Elizabeth Fry Kingston – $10,678

Bail Advocacy and Intensive Liaison

From the David Middleton North End Development Fund, the Terry Harris Fund, the Russell and Susan Park Memorial Fund and an Anonymous Fund

A strengths-based program for female bail population, recognizing self-worth, lessen stigma, and develop pro-social plans. Achieved through intensive one-on-one assistance at practical level (bail plan, accommodation assistance) and 4-session program (accessing resources, self-care, problem-solving, pro-social responses, etc.). Women facing charges and those sentenced face isolation often due to stigma, minimal supports, strained familial relationships/friendships, un-under-employment and education, addictions, and deteriorating mental health. They need advocates in their corner and spaces in which to thrive.

Loving Spoonful – $11,918

We don’t “Stand” for no “Bull”: Innovative Fresh Food Delivery

From the Ruth and Stu Barton Community Fund, the Michael Potter Memorial Fund, the Community Fund and an Anonymous Fund

Loving Spoonful is building a new supply chain to provide deeply discounted meat to agencies serving those in need in Kingston.  By sourcing meat from local farms with culled livestock, farmers have improved income while feeding those in need.  We’re also expanding our successful Fresh Food Market Stands so our low-income neighbours can eat fresh, healthy food, no questions asked.  That’s fresh food innovation- thanks to the Community Foundation for Kingston & Area!

Southern Frontenac Community Service Corp. – $8,110

Good Graces Café Start-Up

From the Alcan Endowment Fund, The Tragically Hip Community Fund, the Anne &Bill Patterson Fund and the Gordon Barr Ltd. Fund.

Southern Frontenac Community Services will operate the Good Graces Café located at Grace Hall in Sydenham, Ontario. The café is a social enterprise pilot project to create a safe space for seniors – particularly those who are lonely or feel isolated in the community – to socialize with others. It is also a place for seniors and high school youth to volunteer together, to stay active in their community and build intergenerational connectedness.

Southern Frontenac Community Service Corp. – $7,826

Grace Centre Garden and Outdoor Expansion

From the Assante Financial Management Fenlon Division Fund

Southern Frontenac Community Services will develop its newly expanded property to include a larger garden to produce fresh vegetables for the food bank and meals on wheels program, and an accessible pathway for seniors in the adult day program to get fresh air and exercise. The property will be a place for people in the community to wander, rest, remember, work, and appreciate.

Tetra Society of North America –$3,000

Kingston – Assistive Device Booster Initiative

From the Alcan Endowment Fund

The Tetra Society is an independent, volunteer-driven charitable society dedicated to enhancing the lives of people with significant physical disabilities by providing custom-made assistive devices designed and built by skilled, caring, local volunteers. Each year, Tetra volunteers in communities across Canada create hundreds of devices to assist people facing mobility obstacles to be healthier, more active, and independent at home, at work, at school and throughout the community.

Heritage Preservation

Museum of Health Care at Kingston – $3,890

An Exercise in Strategic Thinking

From the Chown Fund and the Douglas Branton Fell Memorial Fund

The Museum of Health Care at Kingston will undergo a strategic planning process to refocus its operations to better meet community needs and its mission to preserve and share the history of health care in Canada. This exercise will include guidance from a professional facilitator and public input.


Easter Seals Ontario – $7,500

Send A Kid To Camp

From the Dr. Samuel Robinson Charitable Foundation and the Marion & John Dunn Fund

Easter Seals Ontario is a registered Canadian charity that has been serving children and youth with physical disabilities since 1922. Recognized as an industry leader in providing therapeutic recreational programs, Easter Sales provides a safe environment that fosters autonomy, self-esteem and acceptance. Camp Merrywood near Perth, Ontario and Camp Woodeden in London, Ontario offer a wide range of exciting, fully accessible activities and programs, led by a team of specially trained staff.

Four Directions Aboriginal Student Centre – $16,879

Queen’s University- Indigenous Youth Council

From the Woodbury Enterprises We Care Youth Fund, the Sandiford Family Fund and the Ontario Endowment for Children and Youth in Recreation

We intend to foster positive outcomes relating to civic engagement for Indigenous youth.  Our long-tern vision is to establish an Indigenous Youth Council that will provide Indigenous youth with the tools to become effective leaders and mentors for other Indigenous and non-Indigenous youth.  Knowledge is power and Indigenous youth will enhance and develop strong leadership capabilities so they can play a central role within both Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities.

K3C Counselling Centres – $20,575

Caring Dads

From the Assante Financial Management Fenlon Division Fund, the Smart & Caring Community Fund, the Larry Gibson Community Fund, the Ellen Shepherd Community Fund and an Anonymous Fund

Caring Dads is a 15 week group program designed to improve the quality of men’s parenting. Through the group, men learn that they have an important and valuable role to play in creating healthy and safe relationships with their children. Men who complete the groups gain child-centred parenting skills while building and using social support systems.

Kingston Community Health Centres – $3,049

Dare to Stand Out: Youth Diversity Conference

From the Sunnyside Children’s Fund

The Dare to Stand Out: Youth Diversity Conference is an opportunity for high school students from the LDSB to learn more about human diversity and social inclusion. Participants will be empowered to raise awareness about all kinds of discrimination and will have the opportunity to talk freely about identity and self-expression issues.

This full-day conference is organized by a group of immigrant and refugee youth from the Kingston Community Health Centre’s Multicultural Youth Group.

Northern Frontenac Community Services – $5,560

From Gaming to Games

From the Marion & John Dunn Fund and the Ontario Endowment for Children and Youth in Recreation

Process addictions are quickly becoming a serious concern amongst the youth population. There are risks of obesity due to long periods of inactivity during screen time. Northern Frontenac Community Services and the YMCA Y-GAP Outreach worker will provide a 16 week program designed to engage youth in fun, physical activities while providing messages to encourage youth from developing habits that could lead to a process addiction problem and poor physical activity habits.

Winter Warmth Program – $5,000

Winter Program December 2016 to November 2017

From the Dr. Samuel Robinson Charitable Foundation

Winter Warmth provides clothing and footwear for children in need in Kingston and the surrounding area. These necessary items support their physical and emotional well-being. Our goal is to help children be warm and dry, able to participate in school classes, activities, and sports. We want for them the confidence and well-being that comes with having adequate clothing and footwear.


Spring 2016 Community Grants

Arts & Culture

Kingston Artist’s Association (operated as Modern Fuel Artist Run Centre) – $2,502

Arts & Autonomy

Funded through the Edward Ratcliffe Fund

In Modern Fuel’s Arts & Autonomy Speaker Series, artists will discuss the self-representation of precarious and marginalized communities, while considering the role of art in engaging with social justice issues.  Local and visiting artists, activists and scholars will address sovereignty, austerity and precarious labour, focusing on the intersections between these cultural and social forces.  Cultural production in turn emerges as a component of self-representation and self-organization, with the politics of art production itself considered.

Kingston Symphony Association – $4,000

Share the Music

Funded through the Mrs. Rupert Davies Fund, the Ruth and Stu Barton Community Fund and the Ontario Endowment for Children and Youth in Recreation Fund

Share the Music provides children, who otherwise could not afford it, the opportunity to attend a Kingston Symphony Family Concert. Together with their families, the children will participate in a live performance, discover the instruments that make up an orchestra, and interact with professional musicians. By providing complimentary tickets to these families, we are able to reach and engage a large cross-section of youth in our community who normally would not be able to participate.

Children’s Mental Health

Kingston Community Health Centres – $7,889

KCHC Youth Drop In Centre

Funded through the Sunnyside Children’s Fund

The Youth Hub will be a positive, safe and supportive space where youth can access community supports and engage in meaningful conversations and activities with staff and each other.

Kingston Community Health Centres – $9,500

The Chill Zone

Funded through the Sunnyside Children’s Fund

The Chill Zone Youth Space is an integrated youth-led project that provides a range of services for youth 14-19 years of age. Activities are organized and run by three youth engagement workers as well as health education sessions held by our staff and staff from partner organizations.

Pathways for Children and Youth – $29,198

Project Community Youth Suicide Prevention Strategy – Safetalk

Funded through the Sunnyside Children’s Fund

We are a collaborative of youth serving agencies working together to realize our goal: That everyone who works alongside or supports youth – wherever they live, learn, work, or play – will be equipped to help youth who may feel suicidal. Using the evidence-based programs “ASSiST”, and “Safetalk”, we intend to create a web of support for youth who may be at risk, as part of our caring, responsive community.

Queen’s Community Music (QCM) – $10,000

Sistema Kingston Teaching Program (year 2: 2016-17)

Funded through the Sunnyside Children’s Fund

Sistema Kingston is an intensive after-school music program that focuses on positive social change through the pursuit of musical excellence. Through free, group-centered music instruction, SK will emphasize teamwork, and personal persistence, and foster creativity and personal responsibility in all of its activities. Using the Venezuelan El Sistema as its model, SK aspires to bring social change to inspire children to reach their full potential as individuals, musicians, and citizens.

Skeleton Park Arts – $5,277

Musicalize Your Mental Health

Funded through the Sunnyside Children’s Fund

Musicalize Your Mental Health uses music as a metaphor for mental health. This helps make mental health education more accessible, proactive, and fosters a deeper understanding. At-risk youth build skills in music, collaboration, proactive mental health strategies, and song-writing. This fun, collaborative group increases their skill set and empowers at-risk youth to face life’s challenges.

The Joe Chithalen Memorial Musical Instrument Lending Library – $3,529

Instruments for Sistema Kingston Year 2

Funded through the Sunnyside Children’s Fund

Sistema Kingston (SK) is an intensive after-school music program that uses string instruments and embraces the five principles of the successful Venezuelan El Sistema model.  SK emphasizes inclusivity and teamwork, builds personal persistence, and fosters creativity and personal responsibility.  The  program is a strong three-way collaboration between Queen’s Community Music (instructors, curriculum), Limestone District School Board/First Ave School and Molly Brant School (space, students), and the Joe Chithalen Musical Instrument Lending Library (instruments).

YMCA of Kingston – $1,866

Child and Youth Mental Health Training Program

Funded through the Sunnyside Children’s Fund

The YMCA of Kingston’s Child and Youth Mental Health Training Program provides mental health training to our child care and camping staff to ensure adequate support for the children and youth attending our programs.  We know that when support is provided at an early age we can increase resiliency of our most vulnerable populations.  The training program will ensure that those in a position to first see signs of distress will have the tools to respond.

Community Development

Food Policy Council for KFL&A – $565

Food Matters: Connecting the Roots of the Food Security Movement in KFL&A

Funded through the Smart & Caring Community Fund

The Food Policy Council for KFL&A will host an educational networking forum to enhance knowledge and engage community members about food security in the area. It will orient 70 people to four existing efforts and increase mobilization around local food security through: 1) an expert panel discussion; 2) Strategy sessions (skill-sharing and working group development); 3) showcasing local farmers, producers, social service agencies, and retailers.

H’art Centre – $3,000

Deaf Theatre Collective

Funded through the Phil Quatrocchi Memorial Fund and the Community Fund

Since 2014, H’art has provided workshops and opportunities to encourage the development of a Deaf Theatre Collective. The success of those pilot initiatives created a working collective that now requires support to develop and write a script for a play that will capture the experience of a deaf family raising hearing children. Foundation funds will support a professional deaf actor/playwright and ASL translator who will engage the community and create the original work.

Education & Literacy

Kingston Literacy Skills – $1,952

Let’s Read! Early Literacy Strategy

Funded through the Getting Started Fund and the Smart & Caring Community Fund

Prevention of reading difficulty begins long before school entry. Let’s Read! Early Literacy Strategy supports children’s early language and literacy development in Kingston and area by providing early literacy information to parents, picture books to take home to encourage reading with children from birth and promote a love of reading, and key messages from health professionals about the importance of family reading.

Kingston Indigenous Language Nest – $2,500

Our Stories, Our Language

Funded through the William Cherry Fund and the Larry Gibson Community Fund

Dozens of print, audio and digital resources will support Indigenous language and cultural revitalization in Anishinaabe, Mohawk, Miq ma, Cree and Inuktituk languages. A new collection owned by the Kingston Indigenous Language Nest (KILN) will be housed at the Kingston Frontenac Public Library and available through library loans.

Kingston Indigenous Language Nest – $15,407

Reclaiming Our Stories to Build Our Community

Funded through the Ruth and Stu Barton Community Fund, the Ronald and Mildred Grant Family Fund and the Community Fund

Reclaiming Our Stories to Build Community is an initiative by the Kingston Indigenous Language Nest to train volunteers to make digital stories, a knowledge that they will then pass on to others within the Indigenous community. These digital stories will encourage sharing Indigenous knowledge, languages, traditions, and cultural practices through a more modern method of story-telling: the digital world. These digital stories will be accessible 24/7 to those wishing to learn more.

Museum of Health Care – $4,451

Traditional Indigenous Medicine of the Haudenosaunee and Anishinaabe Education Program

Funded through the Michelle Skolnik Smart & Caring Fund, Gordon F. Tompkins Funeral Home Children’s Fund and the Smart & Caring Community Fund

The hands-on, curriculum-linked education program Traditional Indigenous Medicine of the Haudenosaunee and Anishinaabe aims to instill in participants recognition, knowledge and respect for local Indigenous medicine and culture. The program, held at the Museum of Health Care, explores holistic health, the Medicine Wheel, the four traditional medicines, and healing herbs from Anishinaabe and Haudenosaunee perspectives in historic and contemporary society. The program also critically assesses the use of Indigenous imagery and ideology.

Health & Social Services

Cataraqui Region Conservation Authority – $9,083

Building Local Food Capacity Through Cold Storage

Funded through the Sandiford Family Fund, the Jim & Julie Parker Fund and the Smart & Caring Community Fund

What is better than fresh, local food?  We wish to improve an existing cold storage facility at the Cataraqui Region Conservation Authority so that it can be available for local producers and charities to store their produce in the fall and winter, extending the fresh food season in Kingston.  It’s an economic and environmental benefit to the whole community.

Kingston 4 Paws Service Dogs (K4PSD) – $7,500

K4Paws Expansion Program

Funded through the Richard Moorehouse Fund, the Frank and Sarah Good Memorial Fund and the Ruth and Stu Barton Community Fund

K4PSD trains and places service dogs with local individuals living with a number of physical and mental challenges. The process takes almost 24 months with thousands of volunteer and trainer hours. Once placed, these dogs provide individuals with physical assistance, a sense of safety and independence. To quote a recent recipient, “My husband says he got back his wife, I say I got back my life.”

Kingston 4 Paws Service Dogs (K4PSD) – $5,250

K4PSD Program Training Manual and Online Testing Modules

Funded through the Marion Meyer Opportunity Fund and the Community Fund

K4PSD will complete the K4PSD Service Dog Recipient Training Manual and the related Self-Test Modules. It is our objective to use these resources to assist in maintaining our expected waiting times for people in need of a service dog in our area to no more 24 months.

New Leaf Link (NeLL) – $8,620

Arts & the Self in Community

Funded through the Helping Hands for Persons with Disabilities Fund

The New Leaf Link (NeLL) Arts program in rural Kingston has been underway since 2009. This project represents a creative collaboration amongst NeLL participants and 3 gifted Artists: Christine Harvey (Drama), Annie Milne (Puppets), and Gary Raspberry (Music). Performance in this integrative project extends NeLL’s community inclusion mandate: disabled participants forge new friendships, expand interests, and build community-engagement skills, while Open House events encourage broad public awareness of the abilities of vulnerable adults.

Heritage Preservation

Kingston Historical Society – $500

Kingston in 150 Pictures

Funded through the Chown Fund

The Kingston Historical Society is sponsoring a book titled Kingston in 150 Pictures. It will celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday by showing 150 objects which have been part of Kingston’s history and which have made the city what it is. Each photographed object will have an explanation of why it is important to Kingston. Readers will be invited to contribute their own objects to enlarge the book for Kingston’s 350th birthday in 2023.

Marine Museum of the Great Lakes at Kingston – $2,350

Community Heritage Connection

Funded through the Douglas Branton Fell Memorial Fund

The Community Heritage Connection project offers students of all ages in the Kingston area the chance to connect with their local heritage through hands-on, meaningful, curriculum-based learning. Students will be able to interact with local history while using skills that are relevant to what they are learning in their classrooms. Each program is developed with specific curriculum in mind in order to provide teachers with effective and engaging material for their students.


Able Sail Kingston – $13,000

Setting Sail on the Sonar: A New Direction

Funded through the Helping Hands for Persons with Disabilities Fund, Larry Gibson Community Fund and Cecil and Evelyn Wharrie Fund

A gift from the late Ron Watts of a Sonar 22-ft sailboat has allowed Able Sail Kingston to expand substantially its capacity to serve persons with disabilities in Kingston. After receiving a grant from CFKA in 2014 to install adapted seats, we now have the potential to accommodate more sailors, and people with a range of disabilities, including blind sailors, frail seniors, and people who require a caregiver while they sail.

Boys and Girls Club of Kingston and Area – $5,000

Girls Only Running Club

Funded through the Bill and Gladys Kelly Community Fund and the Ontario Endowment for Children and Youth in Recreation Fund

The Boys and Girls Club of Kingston and Area leads the way in creating a community mentorship: Girls Only Running Club. This project will coach young girls between the ages of 9-12 about the importance of personal goals, physical fitness and mental wellness. The club will also embrace community by including a mentor program with local women.

MusicMates – $3,000

Music and Movement Summer Camp

Funded through the Helping Hands for those with Disabilities Fund

MusicMates will offer an affordable summer program for teens and adults with special needs.  By providing support workers for our participants, caregivers will be relieved of a significant financial burden.  This will enable participants in each week of camp to enjoy a true camp experience while being supported by professional staff and a licenced personal support worker.


Camp Outlook – $5,705

Camp Outlook Leadership Trip

Funded through the Cameron and Laurie Thompson Community Fund and Sunnyside Children’s Fund

Camp Outlook provides backcountry canoe trips at no cost to youth from the Kingston area. On a Camp Outlook Leadership Trip, youth are given a chance to build skills and experience the responsibilities of leadership in the wilderness.

Four Directions Aboriginal Student Centre – $8,761

Aboriginal Youth Summer Camp

Funded through the Ontario Endowment for Children and Youth in Recreation Fund

The Four Directions Aboriginal Student Centre plans to provide a free summer camp in the North end of Kingston for Aboriginal Youth. The focus of this camp will be social and cultural development to promote life-skills in Aboriginal youth. This program is designed to enhance educational outcomes, improve peer-to-peer relationships, and improve physical and mental health through safe and fun activities.

PeaceQuest – $1,917

Hands United for Peace

Funded through the Ross and Susanne Kilpatrick Fund and Tragically Hip Community Fund

Hands United for Peace will engage school children in learning about peace-building through art, music, discussion and performance. Students will create a public art piece and develop an original soundscape which they will perform in two public concerts. Award-winning author/illustrator Wallace Edwards will showcase his new PeaceQuest book in ten schools, stimulating discussion about how children can be peacemakers. PeaceQuest will create a resource kit so teachers across Canada can replicate the project.


Regina Rosen Food First Fund

Each recipient is given a $1,000 grant to support their efforts.

Addiction and Mental Health Services – for cooking group.

Blessings in a Backpack

Independent Living Centre – for healthy eating advice.

Interchurch Refugee Partnership c/o St. Mark’s – for a refugee family (extra grant).

KCHC Community Harvest Kingston – for garden coordinator.

KCHC Street Health Centre – youth drop-in meal program and food cupboard.

Loving Spoonful – for Grow-A-Row.

Martha’s Table – for friendship room drop-in centre.

New Leaf Link – for “healthy living” program.

Nightlight Canada – for drop-in centre.

Partners in Mission Food Bank – for van.

St. George’s Cathedral – for a refugee family.

West Kingston Refugee Partnership c/o Edith Rankin Memorial Church – for stocking household for family (extra grant).

Wolfe Island Community Garden – for school garden project.

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Community Foundation for Kingston & Area